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FBNBank Women’s Network supports girls education as part of International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, FBNBank Women Network reaffirmed its commitment to empowering women and girls by announcing a corporate social responsibility initiative in support of Girls Education Initiative Ghana (GEIG).

In keeping with its mission to promote an inclusive society, the FBNBank Women Network set out to find an organisation that best exemplified the principles of gender parity, education, and empowerment. In line with that the FBNBank Women Network struck a partnership with Girls Education Initiative Ghana. In recognition of the vital role education plays in women’s empowerment, the Women’s Network donated an amount of GHC20,000 its support of the GEIG’s activities.

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The donation was made by Grace Isaac-Aryee, Treasurer and Chairperson of the FBNBank Women Network. Commenting on the donation, she stated that “it gives my colleague and I, as members of the FBNBank Women Network great joy to see our collective efforts translate into meaningful action. Our donation to the Ghana Education Initiative underscores our unwavering commitment to championing the cause of education and gender equality. As we commemorate International Women’s Day, let us remember that true empowerment lies in uplifting others. Together, let us continue to inspire, empower, and uplift one another and ensure that every girl has the opportunity to fulfil her potential and contribute meaningfully to  society.”

Receiving the cash donation, the Founder and Executive Director of GEIG, Elizabeth Akua Nyarko Patterson, said, “This is a testament to each person in this room who has had an impact on how far GEIG has come. This is an investment in our next decade’s impact. Together, we are investing in the dreams, aspirations, and limitless potential of every girl. My sincere gratitude to the entire FBNBank Women Network, and I am humbled because this GHS20,000.00 will be used to pay the school fees for 10 GEIG tertiary scholars.”

The Girls Education Initiative of Ghana (GEIG) is a non-profit organisation that provides academic and financial support for girls, including applicants with special needs, so they can access higher education and professional opportunities. With the support of GEIG, 65 students have been able to move from basic education to higher education by providing financial assistance for their access to school and educational possibilities. GEIG has also provided over 45,000 community members, with over 300 participants per person, with over 1350 hours of mentorship and leadership training for youngsters.

Over the years, the FBNBank Women Network has made donations to the National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Unit of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and the Child Health Department of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Source: FBNBank Women Network

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